Jaundice is a common liver disorder caused by excess build up of pigment bilirubin in the red blood cells, which results in yellowing of the whites of the eyes and the skin. Usually our body removes the bilirubin present in the bloodstream first through the liver and then through the kidneys for disposal. But when the liver does not function properly and the bilirubin gets accumulated, it causes jaundice.
Acute hepatitis pancreatic cancer blockage in the bile duct, hemolytic anemia and alcoholic liver disease are some of the conditions that cause jaundice. Some of the major symptoms of jaundice are yellowness of the skin and eyes, fever, extreme weakness, headache and pain in the liver region.
Useful Home Remedies For Jaundice
Many home remedies have been used for centuries using basic household ingredients to cure and prevent jaundice. Many of them have been found effective in flushing out the excess bilirubin from the body and detoxifying the blood and promoting normal liver function. By expelling the toxins from the body, these remedies help the liver to function properly. These natural ingredients are completely safe and hardly have any side effects.
Juice of radish and radish leaves have been found very effective in curing jaundice. Take fresh radish and extract juice along with leaves. Taking half a liter of juice everyday for 10 days will help to cure jaundice. If you are unable to drink pure juice, dilute with water and add little honey. Drinking this juice will help to flush out excess bilirubin and detoxify your blood. By improving the bowel movement, this juice will also bring back your appetite.
Lemon And Gooseberry Juice
Both Indian gooseberry and lemon are rich in vitamin C. Gooseberry is very helpful in protecting the damaged liver cells and improving blood circulation. Together they neutralize the damage caused by free radicals and help to restore the proper functioning of the liver. If gooseberry is not available, drink as much as lime or lemon juice as you can. This is considered to be one of the best home remedies for jaundice. A mixture of fresh sugarcane juice and lemon juice is equally effective.
Add 8-10 thoroughly washed lemon leaves in a cup of boiling water. Steep the liquid for 4-5 minutes, covering with a lid. Drink the liquid 2-3 times a day for a week to get rid of Jaundice. Similarly add 2 tsp. of oregano in a cup of boiling water and leave for 5 minutes. Drink the liquid after straining.
Take handful of papaya leaves. Grind to make paste. Add 1 tsp. honey in half a teaspoon of papaya paste. Take this mixture twice daily until you recover from jaundice.This will eliminate toxins from the bloodstream and help the liver to function normally.
Barley is another great diuretic for detoxifying the liver by washing away the toxins and curing jaundice. Boil 1 cup barley in at least three liters of water. Drink four to five glass of barley water daily until jaundice subsides.
Some vegetables can provide your body with essential nutrients and work as detoxifier to eliminate toxins from the body. Drinking tomato juice in the morning on empty stomach is beneficial for combating jaundice. Similarly carrot juice, beetroot juice and bitter guard juice is helpful in curing jaundice within a very short period. Adding lemon juice in bitter guard juice will enhance the taste and increase its effectiveness.Avoid fried and heavy foods, alcohol and smoking when you are suffering from jaundice.